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JUN 26, 2013 - Mother Jones

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Peeing During Filibusters, Explained

While obsessively watching Sen. Wendy Davis' heroic filibuster in the Texas legislature yesterday, I couldn't help thinking the obvious: 13 hours without peeing is a long time. Was she just holding it? Or wearing some sort of, er, contraption? (The options on such things, by the way, are many.) For the most part, the logistics on this tend to be something politicians keep mum about. "It's a kind of urological mystery," Joseph Crespino, biographer of legendary filibusterer Strom Thurmond, told the BBC last year. But over time, filibustering heavyweights have tried some pretty incredible ... Read More

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